Wangari Maathai – Kenya can’t solve it alone

Kenya can’t solve it alone

By Wangari Maathai*

The post-election crisis in Kenya remains unresolved. The damage being done to the country’s economy is severe: tourism, horticulture, and other industries that depend on trade beyond the Kenyan border are reeling. Thousands of livelihoods, along with investments throughout the region, are threatened and collapsing. As the situation in Kenya escalated – with murders, rapes, burning of property, looting, and the displacement of thousands of people throughout the country – the international community was urged to help. Many countries responded, providing essential humanitarian assistance and logistical support. For this, I and many other Kenyans are very grateful.

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Maathai says State has failed on security – 23 Jan 08

Maathai says State has failed on security

The Government has failed to provide protection for its citizens and their property in the wake of post-election violence, Nobel laureate Prof Wangari Maathai said Tuesday. Speaking at her Green Belt Movement offices in Nairobi, Prof Maathai said it was unfortunate that many Kenyans had lost their lives and property in violence triggered by the disputed presidential election results.

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